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  1. tuckers

    Musician Audio Pegasus R2R DAC

    Yes, the Musician does sound better running balanced out! I've tried it both ways. BTW, I have gone full on looney and ordered a Holo May KTE R2R dac. So at some point I'll give a comparison (long lead times on shipping dac).
  2. tuckers

    Musician Audio Pegasus R2R DAC

    While the customer experience these folx had was not great, and I think they were justified in calling it out, these guys are pretty much Denafrips fanboys, so I thought they came down on them kind of hard. I would love it if they gave it a listen and reported back on that.
  3. tuckers

    Musician Audio Pegasus R2R DAC

    I wish we had a better English translation than Google Translate.
  4. tuckers

    Musician Audio Pegasus R2R DAC

    So I got mine 8 days ago. I've been using a Allo USBridge Ropieee Roon Endpoint via USB and I just hooked up a i2S connection from my Nvidia Shield via a digital interface box I got from Ebay (HDMI connection with a standard HDMI cable). Both have worked flawlessly. Sonic impressions so far...
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    Denafrips Sub-Brand or Rip-off? The case of Musician Audio's Pegasus R2R DAC

    Should there be an 'official' thread about the Pegasus? I'm not sure how to start one. After a week I am still positive in my impressions of the DAC, my first sonic impressions have held up. I need more time and fiddling before I form any definite conclusions though. I am in the process of...
  6. tuckers

    Denafrips Sub-Brand or Rip-off? The case of Musician Audio's Pegasus R2R DAC

    That last review was incredibly lazy and I wouldn't rely on anything this reviewer said. Nothing comparative, setting it up in a newly assembled system with no context, relying on another friends comments. If anything that should just be a first impressions thread.
  7. tuckers

    Topping D90

    Has anybody seen a PDF manual for the Topping D90? I'd sure like to see it.
  8. tuckers

    Topping D90

    I have a D50s DAC and I love it. However, I am getting a Purifi-based digital amp this week and it's balanced input only. Now I can use adapters, but I'm thinking of upgrading to the D90 now so I can benefit from a fully balanced system. Anyone compare the D90 to the D50s (I also use the P50...
  9. tuckers

    Topping D90

    According to Topping's specs it does have less noise and crosstalk when using balanced out vs unbalanced. (Spec pic from Apos store)
  10. tuckers

    DROP + THX Panda Announcement

    I think I will jump on this. I am concerned about the comments regarding bass being not tight or full, I hope you can address this for the production run. Very happy to see LDAC and AptX HD being used. It's the main thing I look for in Wireless headphones, making wireless a viable option...
  11. tuckers

    USB DAC for PC (Win 10) + Bluetooth w/ LDAC transmitter

    Cool, I ordered one. Worked out to $18 with a new customer coupon!
  12. tuckers

    USB DAC for PC (Win 10) + Bluetooth w/ LDAC transmitter

    You have had luck with Avantree in the past? I bought a USB bluetooth dongle from them last year, and the driver didn't work in Windows 10 and I couldn't switch between it and the internal bluetooth in my PC. Might of been me, but I gave up on it really quick. This better have good custom...
  13. tuckers

    DX200=Affordable High End Audio. Dual ES9028Pro dacs. AMP1, AMP3, AMP5, AMP7 & AMP8 ***Firmware support now up for AMP9***

    Yes, it was pretty much continuous. I took the same flight back and I got 65%. Maybe I was using different difficulty of files? Keep in mind this is using Bluetooth out, the amp section of the DX200 is not being used, which takes up most of the power.
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    DX200=Affordable High End Audio. Dual ES9028Pro dacs. AMP1, AMP3, AMP5, AMP7 & AMP8 ***Firmware support now up for AMP9***

    I had this problem too, you need to first upgrade to this build, then you will be able to upgrade to the latest build: "To jump from Android 6 to 8 you need to flash this build first http://www.ibasso.com/uploadfiles/download/DX200FW-8.1-V1.01.006.zip but you need to do it with the included...
  15. tuckers

    USB DAC for PC (Win 10) + Bluetooth w/ LDAC transmitter

    Dr. Storm thank's for the recommendation! Around $100 is a price point that I'd gladly pay to get good bluetooth sound out of my laptop!
  16. tuckers

    DX200=Affordable High End Audio. Dual ES9028Pro dacs. AMP1, AMP3, AMP5, AMP7 & AMP8 ***Firmware support now up for AMP9***

    So I finally got the latest update to firmware installed (Lurkers addition) and have now used the DX200 in Bluetooth LDAC out to a couple of LDAC headphone rigs. Right away I could hear the difference between my Pixel 2 XL. The iBasso sounds clearer, crisper, more transparent and detailed...
  17. tuckers

    USB DAC for PC (Win 10) + Bluetooth w/ LDAC transmitter

    Yes, APTX-HD is better than APTX, and LDAC is even better. I have a Pixel 2 XL and an iBasso DX200 that support LDAC and three Two headphones that support it. It's definitely cleaner with more transparency, air, and bass, with less compression artifacts in treble.
  18. tuckers

    DX200=Affordable High End Audio. Dual ES9028Pro dacs. AMP1, AMP3, AMP5, AMP7 & AMP8 ***Firmware support now up for AMP9***

    So I tried to update my DX200 with the latest firmware on iBasso's site From a Lurker build of 6.01 to Android O 1.0.5 (see pics for actual screens), and it failed. I tried a smaller 64GB SD card as well and that failed. Looks like it's not seeing the SD card? Should I install a different...
  19. tuckers

    USB DAC for PC (Win 10) + Bluetooth w/ LDAC transmitter

    I've been looking for months and I haven't found any USB dongle for Windows that supports LDAC or AptX HD. It's frustrating since I haven't found anything that supports more than AptX. AptXHD would also be acceptable to me. You would think Sony might put in the money and development time to do...
  20. tuckers

    Radsone EarStudio ES100

    Here's an interesting article about bluetooth codecs. https://www.androidauthority.com/bluetooth-headphones-quality-915637/
  21. tuckers

    Massdrop x MEE audio Planamic In-Ear Monitors

    Another review: https://thecontraptionist.blog/2018/10/11/massdrop-x-mee-audio-planamic-bring-it/
  22. tuckers

    Massdrop x MEE audio Planamic In-Ear Monitors

    I actually love the IT01, it improves a lot with play time (say after 500 hours), also it responds really well to EQ. I love bass, but tight tuneful bass that goes into the 20hz range while holding it together. They way he describes that bass of this does not sound like my cup of tea. Nor does...
  23. tuckers

    Radsone EarStudio ES100

    I've been using the ES100 with my AndroidTV box Nvidia Shield for playing games like Assassins Creed. I am using the Focal Elear. The sound is the best I've heard from the box, and the Shield supports LDAC, which is the reason for the great sound quality.
  24. tuckers

    Radsone EarStudio ES100

    It's funny he is using a track with a highly processed vocal, which would make it harder to hear differences anyway.
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